Start a game and die three times. A message will appear to indicate
that a new easy difficulty setting is available. Note: You cannot
achieve an Onimusha rank when playing in easy mode.
Successfully complete the game under the normal difficulty setting.
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Successfully complete the Team Oni mini-game. You must hit with
a One Flash attack in order to do damage to opponents.
Successfully complete the game to unlock the Scenario Route option,
Man In Black mode, and Team Onimusha mode; as well as a FMV preview
of Onimusha 3.
Team Onimusha one hit kills:
Successfully complete the game in Team Onimusha mode to unlock
an option to replay Team Onimusha with one hit kills.
Successfully complete the game under the hard difficulty setting.
Enter the "Special Features" menu and enable the "Ultimate
Mode" option to begin a new game with the Rekka-Ken Sword,
20,000 in money, 30 Perfect Medicines, 10 Talismans, all level
3 armors, unlimited ammunition, unlimited magic, and skill always
full. Your NPCs will also have unlimited sub-weapons.
Puzzle Phantom Realm:
Successfully complete the game with all paintings.
Jubei's alternate costume:
Collect the Fashionable Goods item and successfully complete the
game with an ''S'' rank. Enter the "Special Features"
menu and enable the "Extra Jubei" option to dress her
in leather and sunglasses (press L2 to toggle). In the
Japanese version, successfully complete the game with the Onimusha
Oyu's alternate costume:
Get a 100% scenario completion by playing the game multiple times
to make good alliances with all NPCs. After all scenarios are
unlocked in the "Scenario Route" viewer, enter the "Special
Features" menu and enable the "Extra Oyu" option
to dress him in a 1970's style costume.
There are three extra missions in the game, all located in the
town of Imasho.
After the event in which you obtain the Red Ring, talk to Ekei.
He will say that a woman pickpocket has taken a special item from
him. First, seek her out behind the stables. Next, she will be
in the second-floor balcony of the bar. After that, she goes to
the blacksmith's shop. Finally, she will be back at the first
hiding spot. Take the item she gives you to Ekei, and you should
receive a technique book.
After the event in which you obtain the Red Ring, talk to a man
that is in the shop next to the bar. He will give you chalk. Trade
this with Ekei to get a book. Trade the book with Magoichi to
get an emblem. Finally, give this to Kotaro in return for a melon.
Take the melon to the man. After you rescue Oyu from Gifu Castle,
talk to the man's father, who is standing next to him. He will
give you a special necklace.
After you rescue Oyu from Gifu Castle, this will be your final
opportunity to buy items and receive gold from enemies. Your goal
is to clean out the store next to the bar. After this is accomplished,
talk to the salesman again, and he will give you a special necklace.
Extended opening sequence:
Allow the game to remain idle at the "Press Start" screen.
After about five minutes, a music video will start, featuring
all the characters in the game.
Hint: Special secret:
While in the town of Imasho, trade with the other characters until
you get three fossilized bones. Later in the game, after you teleport
from Gifu Castle back to the Oni Sacred Place, you will find two
doors in the second room. Place the bones in the middle door to
reveal a secret.
Hint: Issen kill for all onscreen enemies:
Get the book of Tech 2 so you can charge up any of
your weapons three times. Then, performed the Issen Dance, but
continue holding Square. Jubei will do the Issen kill for
up to seven enemies. Do this on a lesser enemy such as a Crocodile
Man or Rolling Orc to get the much larger one. Note: You do not
have to continue holding Square when you do the Issen Dance
with a charged weapon; Jubei will automatically kill the enemies
without any extra button presses.
The Issen Dance works on Bosses. However, it will not kill them
in one strike.
To increase the chance for Issen Dance , hold Square when
an enemy strikes you instead of pressing it once. You may get
a better chance for a one hit kill.
Hint: Instant kill:
To instantly kill any normal enemy, walk near them
and wait until they try to strike you. Just before it is about
to hit you, tap Attack and a yellow streak will instantly
kill the enemy. Note: This attack does not work on Bosses.
Hint: Easy Issen attacks:
Move to your left or right for a thrust attack and
press Square; move one step back for a slash attack and
press Square; or use a timing attack on a rolling enemy.
For quick Issen kills, wait until someone is about to strike you.
Then, pause game play. As soon as the menu appears hold R1
and start tapping Square. After a moment, press Start
again, release R1, but continue tapping Square.
If you time the monster's attack correctlyJ ubei will do a yellow
slash, killing the monster in one hit. You will get a lot more
souls this way.
Hint: Easy gold and souls:
Go to the road to the gold mine. Some of Nobunaga's
guards will be there. Kill them all, and they will drop some gold
and some souls. Keep exiting the path and go back into it repeatedly.
On your final trip before you talk to Jujudormah (woman with the
umbrella), go to the mines. On the way there you will encounter
several demons. Do away with them, then go into the mine. Once
inside, if you have the orange necklace equipped you will be able
to absorb about 200 to 300 souls in some rooms. Proceed further
and you will encounter some Hyukane. Wait until they start spinning
very fast, then attack them. You should get a one-hit kill getting
more souls. Often they will drop 500 gold each. If not, go back
they way you came from then return. Repeat this as often as needed.
This is a good way to maximize your swords and armor early in
Hint: Extra power and magic jewels:
Magoichi should be your best ally. When you exit the
forest and obtain the last Nobunaga statue (from the left of the
save point near the pond where fishes appear from a "cocoon"),
he will blow this with a cannon to reveal the jewels.
Buhari Da Rhyme Killah.
Hint: Health from arrows:
On some occasions, it is possible to cut an arrow and
get a portion of health from it, if timed correctly. It may require
some practice, but it is very useful.
Hint: Health from shark:
Towards the end of the game, before your final fight
with Gogandantess, you should walk down a long hallway. On one
side of it is an aquarium. Stand near it, and while facing it
hold Circle to start absorbing. After about a minute a
shark should swim by and release a yellow soul or two.
Hint: Rakka-Ken Fire sword:
You can get the Rakka-Ken fire sword by completing
the Purple Phantom Realm. This Phantom Realm is in a small room
just of right of the bridge that leads to the Gingamphats fight.
It is the most powerful weapon in the game and can easily defeat
Hint: White Necklace:
Buy everything from the store in Imasho town. Go to
the mines and fight the Boss. Return and the store will be replenished.
Buy everything again. Then, once you return on the Iron Horse
you will find that the shop has more items. Once you buy them
all, talk to the store keeper to get the White Necklace. It fills
your life slowly when you are standing still.
Buhari Da Rhyme Killah.
Hint: Eternal Oghi:
Use Oghi near a save point. Save the game when the
Oghi is still on. It will be gone for now, but when you load the
game again, the Oghi will still be on. It will still stop when
you use a magic attack or switch weapons.
Hint: Defeating: Giganhamphats:
Make Magoichi your closest ally. When you battle this
Boss the last time, just damage him slightly and Magoichi will
appear and kill him.
Buhari Da Rhyme Killah.
Hint: Defeating Gogandantess:
An easy way to end the first and second Gogandantess
is attack her until both of your swords are up and creating sparks
multiple times. You should keep trying until she appears to make
the fight shorter and waste less time.
Hint: Defeating critical mode enemies:
Use the following trick to defeat enemies that do not
die with one Issen hit (for example, Red Bulls, all Bosses, Gerehones,
and Robots). All enemies take damage, even in critical mode. The
key is that they can only die with an Issen hit. Do triple charged
and magic attacks many times. Once you feel that the enemies should
have died if you were playing a normal mode game, stop and execute
an Issen hit. They should die immediately. If they do not, do
more regular hits, then try Issen again. Note: You have to do
this twice with Nobunaga; once to make him start flying, and again
when he is in the air. Also, some enemies are better Issened with
the Block Issen (for example, Oda bodyguards and skeletons). To
do a Block Issen, time your block with the enemies attack (similar
to how you time a normal Issen). If you time the block correctly,
you will hear a different blocking sound (higher pitch) and see
a white circular flash similar to when you charge a weapon. Tap
Attack when you see this flash, or just tap Attack
whenever you try an Issen block. The only disadvantage to this
Issen is that you might get less Souls. Even Yellow Souls are
not guaranteed with Block Issen, unlike the regular one.
Hint: Defeating Bosses:
The following information lists the Bosses followed
by their HP which varies by difficulty setting then the recommended
weapons to be used against them.
Ginghamphatts (1): Easy 8,000 Normal 10,000 Hard 13,500; Buraitou
Level 2, Hyoujin-yari,Level 1
Gogandantess (1): Easy 6,500 Normal 8,500 Hard 13,000; Buraitou
level 2, Hyoujin-yari Level 2, Yagyu armor Level 2
Ginghamphatts (2): Easy 10,000 Normal 14,000 Hard 18,000; Buraitou
Hyoujin-yari Level 2, Senpumaru Level 2, yagyu armor Level 2
Jujudormah: Easy 5,500 Normal 7,500 Hard 11,000; Buraitou Level
3, Hyoujin-yari Level 3, Senpumaru Level 2, Yagyu armor Level
Gogandantess (2): Easy 6,500 Normal 8,500 Hard 13,000; Buraitou
Level 3, Hyoujin-yari Level 3, Senpumaru Level 2, Yagyu Armor
Baguwassha (Oyu): Easy 3,000 Normal 5,000 Hard 7,000 ; Gradius,
Adarga, Silver Armor
Baguwassha (Eikei): Easy 3,000 Normal 5,000 Hard 7,000; Halberd,
Fudo Leg gaurd, Nioh Protector or Ashura Garment
Baguwassha (Magoichi): Easy 3,000 Normal 5,000 Hard 7,000; Goraishinki,
Western Boots, Pirate Costume
Gogandantess (Final): All Weapons Level 3, Yagyu armor Level 3,
Yagyu Foot Armor Level 2, Yagyu Arm Armor Level 2
Ginghamphatt s(Final): Easy 9,000 (united)/8,000 (upper body after
split) Normal 12,000 (united)/11,000 (upper body after split)
Hard 15,000 (united)/16,000 (upper body after split); all weapons
and armor maxed
Nobunaga (Demon Form): Easy 7200 (ground)/10,800 (air) Normal
10,000 (ground)/15,000 (air) Hard 13,040 (ground)/19,560 (air);
all weapons and armor maxed
Golden Evil statue: Easy 30,000 (head, arms)/20,000(legs) Normal
48,000 (head, arms)/32,000(legs) Hard 66,000 (head,arms)/44,000
(legs); all weapons and armor maxed
Gyaran Queen: Easy 5,000 Normal 8,000 Hard 13,500; all weapons
and armor maxed.
Hint: Rare enemy appearance:
When playing in critical mode, you may encounter a
rare enemy. This enemy resembles a large flower, and is attached
to a door. The only way to defeat it is to feed it souls. It takes
about eight or nine bars to make it go away. To feed it the souls,
make sure you have some saved up then walk up to it and press
X. Jubei will say that his hand is aching and will ask
to feed it the souls. Answer "Yes" and continue to hold
Hint: Weapon recommendations:
The following is a list of weapons and which enemies
they are useful against as well as ones you should avoid.
Yagyu sword (Jubei's starting weapon): You will only face
enemies from the Oda soldier family before you get the Buraitou.
Avoid using it unless you have to.
Bow and arrow: One of the four non-magical ranged weapons.Note:
Jubei cannot block with this weapon. Use them against Archers
and Gyaran. Avoid everything else.
Bow and fire arrow: Does more damage than normal arrows. Save
these for when Nobunaga hovers. Avoid using these until you reach
Tanegashima: A gun that has a delay between shots. Jubei cannot
block with this weapon. It is useful against Archers, Gyarans,
and distant enemies. Avoid using it in close combat, as you are
Tri-Barrel Gun: Fires three shots quickly.Jubei cannot block with
this weapon. It is useful against larger enemies. It requires
three to four shots. Avoid close combat with any ranged weapon.
Buraitou: Jubei's first magical weapon. It has a devastating
magic attack. It is useful against the early enemies in the game.
Its magic attack will drop almost any non-Boss enemy. Avoid using
it against the bigger enemies unless you are using the magic attacks
or secret combo.
Hyoujin-Yari: Most efficient and useful in the game because of
its long reach and high damage output. It is useful against everything
if used correctly. Avoid the smaller and more agile demons because
of its slower speed.
Senpumaru: A fast double-bladed weapon. Its magic attack damages
all nearby enemies. It is useful against the faster, more agile
demons. Its fast combos and short delay makes it a good weapon.
Avoid using it against anything larger than Baragaidoro. It does
not do well against the larger demons because of its light damage.
Dokoutsui: It is a devastating weapon without its magic attack.
However, it is slow. It is useful against the bigger but slower
demons. Use its magic attack to damage anything in the room, regardless
of where it is. -Avoid using it against the smaller more agile
demons because it is slow. Switch to the Senpumaru for those types
Rekka-Ken: Found towards the end of the game on the last level
of the Purple Phantom Realm. Since it is found towards the end
of the game, you will not be using it on most of the demons. However,
you can use it on Ginghamphatts (final). Use its secret combo
Plus to finish it quickly. Also, use its secret combo against
Nobunaga while he hovers above you. It is probably the most powerful
weapon in the game.
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